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Spain looks like Spain too little, too late in 3-0 romp over Australia

Jun 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EST

Fernando Torres, Sergio Ramos AP

Andres Iniesta performed the role of playmaker to perfection in assisting goals by David Villa and Fernando Torres as Spain picked up what will be its only win of a disappointing World Cup in a 3-0 decision over Australia on Monday.

Cesc Fabregas had an assist of his own on a delivery to Juan Mata that salted the game away in the 83rd minute.

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Australia leaves the tournament with no points but valiant efforts in losses to Chile, Spain and the Netherlands. Star attacker Tim Cahill was unable to play in the finale due to card accumulation.

Lineups

Spain: Reina; Juanfran, Ramos, Albiol, Alba; Cazorla (Fabregas, 68′), Alonso, Koke, Iniesta; Torres, Villa (Mata, 55′)

Goals: Villa (35′), Torres (69′), Mata (81′)

Australia: Ryan, McGowan, Spiranovic, Wilkinson, Davidson, McKay, Jedinak, Bozanic (Bresciano, 72′), Leckie, Taggart (Halloran, 46′), Oar (Troisi, 60′)

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